Economic Opportunity Grantees in 2012

ACCION New Mexico - $15,000: 

To provide individuals with the financial tools they need to start, expand and run viable small businesses. [Includes $5,000 from BB&B Fund]

Española Valley Fiber Arts - $10,000: 

To assist small fiber businesses with promoting sustainable income streams – this project will hire disabled individuals to weave blankets using native churro wool, which will be sold in park or museum visitor centers to become self-sustaining.

Farm to Table - $250: 

To promote sustainable agriculture and advance community wellness and livelihoods in northern New Mexico by creating links between farmers, food systems, health programs and local economies. [$250 from Richard Hertz and Doris Meyer Fund]

Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship/Homewise, Inc. - $11,000: 

This is a collaboration for entrepreneurship training to assist local artisans with producing and selling handcrafted objects which will be incorporated into approximately 20 new Homewise homes, increasing livelihoods and home values.

Habitat for Humanity – Española Valley Los Alamos - $250: 

To support the Building Kindness program, which offers a “hand up,” not a “hand out” by partnering with low-income families to improve their housing by cooperatively performing affordable home repairs that positively impact the homeowners’ health and safety. [$250 from Turn & Return Fund]

Santa Fe Business Incubator - $15,000: 

To help people achieve their dream of starting and growing a business and creating jobs.

SWAIA - $2,000: 

To support the Santa Fe Indian Market which is an iconic institution supporting art, artists and the local economy.  [$2,000 from the Native American Advised Endowment Fund]

Think New Mexico – $1,000: 

To support Think New Mexico’s work reducing the power and scope of the Public Regulatory Commission and increasing commissioner qualifications, as well as efforts to incentivize the creation of smaller schools and end political contributions from lobbyists and government contractors. [$1,000 from Richard Hertz and Doris Meyer Fund]

Your Contacts for Nonprofits

Christa Coggins
Vice President for Community Philanthropy

(505) 988-9715 x 7002


Diane Hamamoto
Program Officer

(505) 988-9715 x 7008

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